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UCB Home Loans launches self-certification flexible mortgage

Nationwide specialist lender UCB Homeloans is launching a flexible mortgage called FlexiPlus, aimed at the self-certification market.

The FlexiPlus mortgage has a 1 per cent discount off its variable rate, currently 7.99 per cent, for the first two years and is available on 85 per cent loan to value.

The product allows underpayments of up to the value of three months payments or three month payment holidays.

UCB Home Loans managing director Charles Reed says: “FlexiPlus is our response to intermediary demand and I hope that the features offered by this product will provide advisers with the very definition of a true self-certification flexible mortgage.”


Norwich Union gets socially responsible

Norwich Union is introducing sustainable future, a socially responsible open-ended investment company (Oeic). The Oeic is made up of six Norwich Union sub funds, corporate bond, UK growth, absolute growth, global growth, managed and European growth. Norwich Union is hoping that the fund is attractive to experienced investors who are looking for long term growth […]

FSF stars at Bafta for conference

The Financial Services Forum is to hold its first conference at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts in London on February 21. The forum represents marketing people in the retail financial services industry. The conference will focus on the difference that marketing can make to a company&#39s bottom line. A panel of nine […]

ScotLife tees up fifth year of golf

Scottish Life is to sponsor Sky Sports&#39 coverage of the PGA European Golf Tour for the fifth consecutive year. The sponsorship deal covers 35 golf tournaments. It started with the Alfred Dunhill South African PGA last month and finishes with the Johnnie Walker Classic in December. Other venues for the tournaments include Malaysia, Madeira, Ireland […]

Who takes blame for Equitable?

As the fallout from the Equitable Life debacle starts to settle and the industry considers its effect on the financial services sector, the roles of the regulator and civil servants are coming under increasing scrutiny. Charges against the regulator include failure to act in the early 1990s when signs pointed to a low-inflation period, incorrect […]

Healthcare regulation amalgamation predicted for Gulf states

While Dubai is leading the way in terms of legislating for expat healthcare in the Gulf, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others are watching and learning – that’s according to Jelf International’s director of international services, Doug Rice. He believes the pace of change in the Gulf states will continue and that some level of unified healthcare system will be introduced across the region.


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